Vote for the band you want to play Progress Wrestling's Wembley arena show

Progress Wrestling

On September 30, Progress Wrestling will have their biggest ever show at the iconic Wembley Arena in London. It will be one of the biggest independent British wrestling shows of all time, and we're giving the chance for one band to open the show and play to hordes of bloodthirsty wrestling fans!

Last month over 100 bands put themselves forward for the challenge, and after a lot of deliberation between the Metal Hammer team and the guys at Progress Wrestling, we have boiled it down to these final four bands: Bearfist, Forty Winters, Passengers and Wars. And now it's up to YOU to vote for your favourite. The band with the most votes will go on to open the show at Wembley arena.

Not bad, right?

Voting closes midnight September 16.

Check out each band below.


Forty Winters



Tickets for Progress' Wembley arena show are available now.

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.